Janet Amid, our favorite Zodiac specialist says, your October 2020 Horoscope…
Anyone who thinks that fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” -Shira Tamir
Dear Readers, The Fall Season brings with it a passing of time as the world and all of nature, in its ultimate glory, brings forth a sense of reality and truth. As the trees shed their leaves, and the sweet smell of wonder permeates around us, and the cosmos continues on its yearly course, we are indeed reminded that change is imminent within each and every one of us.
On a personal note, what a crazy spring/summer we leave behind. For many of you, it has been a whirlwind, not even stopping to catch a breath. Now as we move forward in to the new season, though Mercury, ruler of chat, and Mars, ruler of motion, in retrograde may bring to light the much needed changes, and perceptions. we find ourselves struggles to stay on our path..
Change is constant, it’s imminent, totally inevitable, motivating us to grow, though it may be difficult as we struggle to create an even flow in our everyday lives . Sometimes it’s better to go with the flow of the current than against it. Warm Hugs to All…
“There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.” John Keats (1795-1821)
FULL MOON IN ARIES OCTOBER 1, 2020 – This Aries Full Moon is a momentous one, a toss up between individuality vs. relationships. Is is all about me, or is it all about us? The Libra Sun is the sign of partnership and compromise, whereas the Moon in Aries is all about feeling self The Aries lunar eclipse effects will be bold and impossible to ignore. so be aware of your own emotions, as well as your actions. Take heed in the knowledge that you may be prone to over reacting and not enough balance.
NEW MOON IN LIBRA October 16 – This months New Moon in Libra provides us with the opportunity to start fresh, a new cycle for planting the seeds of good intentions.The New Moon in the sign of Libra the archetypal sign of balance, harmony and partnerships brings forth a sense of clearing. Letting go and freeing ourselves up enough to make the necessary changes in life. Over the next few weeks or so the New Moon brings forth a need to learn, to unite with others who share our hearts desire. This period in our lives involves new techniques, balancing new perspectives/angles and obtaining harmony within out ideals. It’s harmonious balance to those born under Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Leo, Virgo, Aquarius Gemini and Taurus create a nice vortex or platform to work from. However those born under Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn and Aries may feel a sense of unrest. Specifically as Mars the planet of action retrogrades in opposition to the New Moon and Sun, we are profoundly aware and affected. Wherever these planets land in your birth chart will influence, based on your time of birth. Nonetheless, a New Moon provides a new start for many of us. Use it wisely.
FULL MOON IN TAURUS/SUN IN SCORPIO OCTOBER 31 – BE THE QUIET IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THE CHAOS
The ferocity of these two planets combined strive for passion, and loyalty.The Scorpio Sun is fierce and intense, while the Taurus Moon acts as a salve to calm the chaos.The Moon in Taurus begs to question it’s purpose. Is loyalty enough? The Sun in Scorpio emphasizes magnitude and depth. The combination of the two match in intensity. This is a week to pull back and reassess.For those of you born under Leo, Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius, you’re really feeling it. However based on your time of birth which is very important, will determine where it’s energy resides.
MERCURY, PLANET OF CHAT RETROGRADE – October 10- in Scorpio though moving in to Libra – Direct Nov 1 in Libra- It’s time to get deep. Mercury, the planet of communication and commerce, will backpedal in the emotional depths of Scorpio from October 14, 2020 moving into Libra – then direct on November 3, 2020. During these weeks of Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio, you may notice that thoughts from the past, or unresolved matters are unearthed, and may suddenly change and we may become ingratiated, deeper, more intense in our process of reasoning. Everyone around you — including yourself –will analyze and diagnose every bit of conversation. We may see ourselves “reading between the lines”, hanging on to every letter, every word. What amplifies the significance of this Mercury Retrograde cycle is the fact that Uranus in opposition forces us to dig down deep inside, to face our karmic lessons. In addition Mercury in retrograde, the opposition of the double Full Moon in Taurus on October 31, along with Mars in retrograde, magnifies this influence. During this time, take a raw, honest look at your life, this is a time where your vulnerability is totally exposed.
~BATTLE OF THE COSMIC WARRIOR ~MARS CONTINUES ITS RETROGRADE IN ARIES. -As mentioned, this particular Mars retrograde will be taking place in the Mars-ruled sign of Aries, so those born under Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn and Scorpio will be feel its affects more closely. For others, where is falls in to your chart, based on time of birth will indicate its relevance.Understanding the energy at hand, it’s not the best time to initiate a major project, start a new job, or begin a new relationship. It would be wiser to coast, and think before jumping in. To be more specific, adjusting expectations, working calmly through frustrations is your best bet. Plan, then initiate later. Reevaluate goals. Make a note to self, work through issues that have been clouding your judgment.This particular transit is intense, and quite overwhelming if not dealt with. In astrology Mars represents action, as well as behavior, energy and drive. How Mars functions in our own charts is represented on where it is placed based on time of birth.
ARIES – ( March 20- April 19) – As your ruling planet retrogrades you may feel an upsurge or decline as energy levels react unpredictably. With Mars in retrograde,intensified by the Capricorn influences, at odds with your own sign, you may feel pulled in many directions. Also, relationships, both work and personal may be uncertain. Therefore, while the heat is on, maintain a neutral stance. Eventually all the pieces will fall in to place.
TAURUS – ( April 20- May 20) – Your mind is working overtime as Mars in retrograde travels through the most sacred part of your chart; your inner thoughts. During this transit situations or people resurface forcing us to face the consequences, and/or allowing closure. This is clearly a time to think before reacting. Also, health matters taken in stride can be beneficial. This would be a good period to work on mental clarity and physical stamina.
GEMINI – ( May 21- June 20) – As Mars travels through your area of groups, co-workers and friends, you may discover yourself to be less tolerant. In addition this period pinpoints a time in which you begin to question your aspirations; specifically what you have or have not accomplished. You may also see yourself from either side of the spectrum, meeting new people, or hibernating. Either way be aware of your intentions towards others.
CANCER – ( June 21 – July 20) – As Mars hovers over the Zenith part of your chart you may feel tension with your job, and/or those directly involved. Your tolerance may be at zero pace, your level of anxiety magnified not only by Mars in retrograde, but also the Capricorn influences. The tug-pull affect is intense, as you feel the inner conflict between work and home. Therefore, the best thing to do is coast while not making any quick decisions. Hold off selling or remodeling, although making plans can be beneficial.
LEO – ( July 22 – Aug 22) – During this period you may be be questioning your soul’s purpose as you work from within. This particular transit of Mars in retrograde, the Full Moon in Aries, and the New Moon can inspire, though it can also awaken you from a deep sleep. Your heart and mind may be heavy during this transit, yet can also bring clarity. Also be well aware that Mercury retrograde can create tension with words. So delivery does count.
VIRGO – ( Aug 23- Sept 22) – Though you are an analyzer at heart, cautious and meticulous, you may uncharacteristically be acting out in frustration. Mars in retrograde, along with your ruler Mercury in retrograde may create tension as words mingling with actions may be deliberate and without forethought. Make sure during this transit that you walk the path, and not deviate into another lane.
LIBRA – ( Sept 23- Oct 22) – Libra’s seek harmony, and at this junction in your life you may not be feeling that harmonious. Specifically speaking partnerships, personal and work matters may create friction as you strive to maintain an even keel. Also, this period with Mercury in retrograde finances can fluctuate. It’s important to take a personal inventory, while continuing on your given path. This can be a good period for planning, as personal dynamics may shift.
SCORPIO – ( Oct 23- Nov 21) With Mercury and Mars in retrograde you may find yourself spinning to maintain personal space. This particular transit may unearth matters that need closure, and may also reveal a side of yourself that needs attention. A good solid cycle for work, though you may feel a bit more ambitious than usual. Changes in the work place may occur out of the blue, though better to hold off until November 13, 2020.
SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 22- DEC 20- As with most Sag’s, life is all about having fun and staying positive. During this retrograde you may feel a bit more motivated, as it shifts you on to a new course. Also, speculation may be in your favor as long as you don’t get too carried away. Love matters new or existing can be unpredictable, yet exciting. At least for the time being. It would be wise to keep a journal, monitor your daily routine and activities. Know your own limits.
CAPRICORN – ( DEC 21- Jan 19) – A lot of organized chaos on the home front during this transit with Mars in retrograde at odds with your own sign. You may feel the sudden pull between work and home as you strive to maintain a steady pace. Also, money matters are favorable as your motivation increases, yet you may find yourself being torn, putting out too many fires. Remember this is temporary and in the end can be useful.
AQUARIUS – ( Jan 20- Feb 18) – With Mercury in retrograde in your area of work, the pressure is on as you try to accomplish all that you can. Though Mars in retrograde may have you expressing your concerns openly through actions, you would be better off to keep a low profile..Your energy may intensify during this transit which can prompt spontaneous behavior. Though in essence, pacing yourself through words and/or actions keeps you on steady ground.
PISCES – ( Feb 19 – March 19 ) – Your awareness is heightened at this time, though Mercury in retrograde can create doubt where life is concerned. Also, Mars in retrograde in your money house may trigger feast or famine, depending on how you react. It’s up to you to keep yourself level. Don’t be hasty when making large purchases, or taking too much on. Also know your priorities. Keep yourself in check, all will be well.